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Encouraging a Growth Mindset in Children

Shares 1K<p><i>Inside: Practical tips and resources for parents who want to nurture a growth mindset in their children.</i><p>Years ago, when my girls were …

Raise Kids Who Are Self-Starters and Put an End To Homework Fights

<i>Homework is one of the best opportunities for kids to practice being self-starters. But how can parents encourage this self-reliance in their kids</i> …

How to Raise Responsible Kids - Not Just Obedient Ones

<i>Help your kids develop a sense of personal responsibility.</i><p><i>This post contains affiliate links, see my Disclosure Policy.</i><p>True story: back in my early …

9 Books That Expand Children's Worldview

<i>Children will better understand the diversity and uniqueness of other cultures with these ten books.</i><p>“Wow, I can’t believe he’s never owned a pair of …

Books

How to raise critical thinkers in a world that desperately needs them

Our world is facing a lot of challenges, with even more coming. We need citizens and leaders who question things that are presented as “fact," who …

Critical Thinking

10 Easy Ways to Bond with Your Child (Even When There's no Time in the Day)

Our connection to our children means everything to their growth and development. Parents can engage in fun and simple activities to strengthen their …

Living Rooms

20 of The Best Educational Subscription Boxes for Kids

Shares 788<p><i>Educational subscription boxes for kids can be a great way to enhance your child’s interest in a particular subject or expose them to new</i> …

5 Life Skills Kids Can Practice During Halloween

<b>Think Halloween is just for having fun and eating lots of treats? It is. But it can also provide a great opportunity for kids to practice a number of</b> …

How to Talk to Your Children to Discourage Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

New York University

10 Life Lessons Kids Need to Experience Before They Leave Home

<i>Kids and teens need to experience these ten life lessons before heading out into the world on their own.</i><p><i>To see more ideas on how to raise confident,</i> …

Parenting

10 Great Gift Ideas to Get Kids Reading and Writing

<i>Inspire kids to read and write with these 10 gift ideas.</i><p>My kids have plenty of toys…PLENTY.<p>The last thing we need in our house is another American …

Kids

Get your kids to listen to you + strengthen your bond with them at the same time

<i>There’s one skill that will reduce tension in your home while also maintaining a strong bond with your kids.</i><p><i>This post contains affiliate links, see</i> …

Parenting

Giving Our Kids The Gift of Doing Nothing

<i>In our busy, hyperactive lives giving our kids the space to do nothing can be the most precious gift we give them.</i><p>Last May I made a list.<p>It’s …

New England

One Powerful Tool That Helps Parents Manage Allowance

<i>Looking for a powerful yet super easy tool to teach your kids about money? This is it…</i><p><i>This post is sponsored by Greenlight. All opinions stated are</i> …

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she tried again and again. "Almost," I agreed, trying not to hover. When she got it, I exclaimed, "You did it! It was hard, but you kept trying, and you did it. I'm so proud of you."<p>The way I praised her effort …

How ‘twisted’ early childhood education has become — from a child development expert

Nancy Carlsson-Paige is an early childhood development expert who has been at the forefront of the debate on how best to educate — and not educate — the youngest students. She is a professor emerita of education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Ma., where she taught teachers for more than 30 …

The 4 Crucial Skills I Taught My Kid Before Kindergarten

<b>How do you prepare your child for kindergarten?</b><p>Depending on what your child was doing before they went to kindergarten, these are some things that …

Parenting

Jack Ma: This is what to study if you want a high-paying job in the future

Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, sees serious change on the horizon. In the next 30 years, artificial intelligence will …

Researchers studied kindergarteners' behavior and followed up 19 years later. Here are the findings.

<b>Every parent wants to see their kid get good grades in school. But now we know social success is just as important.</b><p>From an early age, we're led to …

Why Kids Benefit From Fewer Toys

Renown child educator, Maria Montessori said “Play is the child’s work.” She meant that children are not just playing when they play, but they are …

Kids

If My Kid Is Being An Asshole, I Want You To Tell Me

In the past couple of weeks, I have found myself in a few different awkward positions where I haven’t quite known what the right thing to do is.<p>In …

Working Mom Makes Awesome Edits To Daughter's Sexist Homework

“It just pushed so many buttons for me."<p>After noticing a problematic narrative in her 6-year-old daughter’s homework, one working mom decided to fix it.<p>On May 23, Lynne Polvino posted side-by-side photos of her daughter Hazel’s fill-in-the-blank homework assignment, titled “Back to Work,” next to …

10 habits to shape a kind, well-adjusted child

Parenting is a very complex task. If we're not careful, we will become too focused on one aspect and let the others fall by the wayside. Many times, …